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This work is made possible in partnership with Madera County and Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council with funding provided by the State of California, by and through CAL FIRE.

EMCFSC to Perform Hazard Fuels Reduction Roadwork

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Please be advised that in partnership with Madera County, the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council will be performing hazard fuels reduction work along Roads 621, 420, and 225 in the county right-of-way. The name of the project is the Madera County Evacuation Route Identification, Assessment, and Fuels Treatment Project.

Image of the CAL FIRE logo.This fuels reduction project was chosen in consult with CAL FIRE as a high priority project in order to provide safer evacuation routes and to remove downed storm debris. Slash will be chipped and broadcast.

Roadside hazard fuel reduction commenced on July, 24th, 2023 beginning with Road 621.

Residents and commuters using these roads can expect possible delays during construction and intermittent lane blockage. Please drive safely. We appreciate your fullest cooperation to help make the project a safe one.

Roads will remain open, however, please be mindful of the following:
  1. Please do not park along the roadside during the work period.
  2. Please be alert when driving, walking, or biking in any area receiving treatment and watch for road
  3. For the safety of children, crew, and pets, please keep them away from the construction zone and assure pets are secured in their yards.
  4. No pedestrians will be allowed in the work zone.
  5. Please be courteous to the crew and direct all inquiries to the site foreman.

Image of the California Climate Investments logo.The 2022 Evacuation Route Planning and Development grant, a program of the Community Wildfire Preparedness Project, is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investment website.

About the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council

Image of the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe logo.The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mitigate wildfire hazards in our area. They partner with local agencies to design fuel reduction projects in Eastern Madera County’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) to help protect our area from the devastating effects of wildfire.

Projects they are actively engaged in and/or planning range from roadside fuel reduction, establishment of and maintenance of effective fuel breaks to protect our community, and education programs to help area residents adapt to living in a wildfire prone environment.

They encourage residents to be active in seeking out strategies to protect themselves and their homes from wildfire, and invite them to visit their website or e-mail them with any questions.

Wildfire won’t wait for us to be ready. Prepare now!

Check out this short video on how to protect your home from wildfires!

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